The Trump Department of Justice sought Monday to have the U.S. Supreme Court step in to put a halt to legal battles in three jurisdictions over the decision to wind-down an Obama-era immigration program in 2017.
In a writ of certiorari before judgment, DOJ attorneys announced the move seeking the high court’s intervention in cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second, Ninth and D.C. circuits. All three circuits have decisions from lower courts that concluded the rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals “either is or likely is unlawful,” according to the DOJ’s filing.
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